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May 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
the effort? joining me now is james spidermarx. so, some u.s. lawmakers said the united states should take the lead and involve itself militarily. why is syria different than let's say libya. syria certainly had a greater population, a smaller piece of geography, therefore, it's a lot more urbanized and it becomes a very entangled and tough target to go against. unlike libya that had pocket of e resistance that were spread out and there seemed to be at some point, a unified opposition against gadhafi. so that answer to the question in terms of the difference between those two. in other words, it's a tougher nut to crack, a harder problem and would entangle us greatly. >> when you say something shouldn't be done, what is that something that should be done? >> well, clearly, what has to happen is the united, let's take it from the top and work our way down. united states is going to lose in this particular confrontation if russia brokers the deal to try to get assad to step aside. russia then is the peacemaker, russia owns the cards and have now caused this great con fill in syria to go away
May 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
cliff in the united states and going into next week, riverfront investment groups and thank you for joining us. how bad was this in terms of the issue on jpmorgan, they are getting rift yet again. what's your take? >> we look at it as a slightly contrarian fashion. we talked about this a couple of times in the last month. about a month ago investor sentime sentiment went up to levels and it seemed to us and short-term indicators and probably two to pretty close-up port. >> pretty good support for the market. >> the long-term average and short-term bounce. i think jamie dimon is terrific fek. i also like sheer sheila bair and i hope they work things out. i respect him a great deal. >> you respect him. does that mean you don't think the bank should being broken up. is that what you're saying? >> whether they want to carve up the bank, i'll leave that to the legislators. he's got a grip. he watches every figure. he knows what is going on. so i've got a lot of faith and confidence in jamie dimon. >> i agree with you. let me ask you, rod, about investing in the second half of the yea
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May 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
republican seat. she will be a terrific general election candidate and a great addition to the united states senate. >> caller: she is running against a war hero, bob kerry, who is very popular. so this will be fascinating. >> it is interesting, the polls shower, even as not well known as she was, beating kerry handily, in large part because he has spent the better part of a decade, living in new york city, contemplating a run for mayor in new york city. that's not a good way to get favor in nebraska. >> greta: coming up, vice-president joe biden gets very loud. what got him so riled up? you have to hear the fiery speech. next. obamacare or no care? some college students are going to end up with no insurance. and the university president says the president's health care law is to blame. preliminary rivals or frenemmies. chris christie is teaming up with a democratic mayor. what is the duo up to? you have to see it to believe it. you do not want to miss this. what makes sam adams boston lager great is as simple as abc. a, the appearance. amber. [ jim ] b, balance. sam adams has malt sweetness
May 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
for president. he was campaigning for the job largely by alleging the president of the united states was not really the president of the united states. he intimated that president obama is secretly foreign. that was the basis of the donald trump flash in the pan candidacy years ago. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? i think she should. three weeks ago when i started, i thought he was born in this country and now i have doubt. >> based on what? >> his grandmother said he was born in kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth. he doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it. if you are going to be the president of the united states you have to be born in this country and there's a doubt as to whether or not he is. >> that little brain curdling wallow in celebrity driven up chuck came to an abrupt end about one year ago when on a wednesday afternoon, the president of the united states held a press conference at the white house to release his freaking birth certificate, to put that nonsense to rest. that was on a wednesday afternoon. three days later on saturda
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May 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
rates. so, the economy is moving and the united states is benefiting from problems in europe and china because we are seeing some monies flow back in the united states. that is all good, too, and the united states could be the prettiest horse in the glue factory but it is still a very sluggish economy and moving at a below par rate. consumers are the key. 70's percent of our economy they are. and if we did not see more savings where they have room to spend or we do not see incomes improving, they are just going to be tapped out that is a real no one. >> what about a catalyst for a shot in the arm for the economy, everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff that the bush tax cuts have to be extended. if congress can pull this off, will that alone give us a psychological lift and we will feel more comfortable spending money, taking longer trips and driving further? what do you think of that idea? >>guest: well, i am glad you brought that up because the federal reserve talks about when they keep the interest rates low they are trying to create wealth effect to get the stock market up, and
May 17, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the presidential e award for increasing u.s. exports and bringing that money and jobs here to the united states. of course, we're in southern california, so we are but one ocean away from a china. rather large ocean. of course, 3 million american jobs have been lost to that nation during the past decade, 2 million of them in manufacturing alone. and all those items that we import from china and buy into our country support as many as 20 million jobs in china. good for chinese government political security unless they have a big unemployment problem, my goodness. better that we have that. but it seems china's tide may be turning. new research shows american companies are making big plans to bring manufacturing jobs back home. the new term reshoring. and according to the hackett group which follows these trends, they're saying u.s. companies are looking to reshoring 20% of their manufacturing during the next 40 years. but the repatriation of jobs and the money that comes with it are not happening because of u.s. policies, in fact, it's happening despite them. it's happening because of chinese pol
May 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
as appropriate leaders of the united states. >> you don't think there was anything interesting in talking about the constitution saying the age of the president and the birth place of the president and the citizenship of of the president, the long run-up to something about business which the romney campaign consistently says is their focus. margaret hoover come on. >> you said will cain and didn't get the answer you like. >> it's not the answer i like. i think you're not being honest with me. >> excuse me, when i'm accused of being dishonest you can be assured i will respond. >> good, you go. >> i think this is the unfortunate happenstance of including donald trump in your news coverage. we expand the narrative to assume that everything mitt romney says when he's speaking on the value of business experience that -- >> run that clip again. >> no, you can play it as soon as i'm done but let me finish this. >> i'm not saying every little thing. i'm saying this particular clip where he talks about changing the constitution because the age, the birth place, the citizenship and then goes on and talks
May 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
there without a passport. he appeared his family ready to fly to new york for the new life in the united states. apparently chinese officials were holding documentation with them until they cleared immigration and security this is a dramatic twist, a cliche but this does read like a hollywood script. blind activist escapes house arrest, flees to the u.s. embassy, diplomatic stand off between china and united states, finally china gives him the passport, now on his way to the united states. he can't stay in china, fears for his life here in recent days, said his family, who have pen left behind, brother, nephews, extended family have been arrested, beaten. his nephew placed on attempted murder charge for defending himself against these attacks. not the environment he felt safe in, now winging his way to new york. >> he's headed to newark, you mention the job at nyu, do we know where he will stay or does he have help or guidance there. >> reporter: there has been a lot of support for him, a big chinese community in the united states. a big chinese christian community very vocal and supportive thr
May 30, 2012 2:30am PDT
of the united states was not born in this country. romney met with trump during a high-profile fundraiser last night in las vegas. romney aides have called trump's birther comments an unhelpful distraction. but the event went on as scheduled. president obama's campaign for re-election is out with an ad highlighting the issue. the video credits senator john mccain for knocking down personal attacks against then-candidate obama during the 2008 election and questions why mitt romney won't do the same with the likes of donald trump. the obama campaign released a statement saying mitt romney's continued embrace of donald trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership. if mitt romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like donald trump, what does that say about the kind of president he would be? the romney campaign has said time and again, it believes president obama was born in the united states. >>> newt gingrich also in las vegas for romney's fundraiser said the trump issue will not hurt mr. romney's campaign. >> gove
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May 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to him. >> eduardo saverin wants to de-friend the united states of america just to avoid paying taxes. and we aren't going to let him get away with it. >> shepard: senator schumer are announcing legislation called the expatriot act. it would apply to anybody who has had to pay an average of $148,000 in income taxes. folks within that group who have renounced their citizenship in the last decade would have to prove they didn't do it just to avoid paying taxes. if they fail, the acted would flap a heavy tax on future u.s. investments and prevent them from ever again returning to the united states of america. the fox business network's peter barnes is live in washington. peter, this facebook co-founder's representative says is he going to pay everything he owes but it's not clear exactly what that means. >> well, shep, he does not get out of jail free. under existing tax law, saverin has to pay something called an exit tax, which everybody pays when they give up their u.s. citizenship. that would likely be 15% capital gains taxes on the value of his assets on the day before he renounced
May 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that affects only my district, in other districts in the united states, which signals out the residents of the district of columbia and say you women will not be subject to the constitutional mandate of roe versus wade. you alone can have an abortion only until 20 weeks. by the way, don't talk to us about how this violates the 14th amendment as well, which treats you differently from women in other states. not only are we going to try to impose that on you, but we don't want to hear from the only voice you have in the house, you have no voice in the senate, we shut her up, so we don't hear from d.c. residents at all. fortunately, we do have a young woman who has gone through this experience who has a very relevant story to show. but nobody who can speak for, who has been elected by the representatives of the district ofya columbia, an all-male panel will hear why they should have their roe versus wade with rights discussed tomorrow. >> in this case, he's specifically going after d.c., but he has pushed anti-abortion legislation every time he has the opportunity. why do you think somethi
May 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
to the united states using a service like this can end up dependent for her immigration status in this country on the american man to whom she has just been married for a fee. and if that man starts beating her up, a woman can kind of be trapped. you don't want to stay with the abusive guy who bought her hand on the internet, but if she leaves, she may get forted. that's the choice, stay with the man who's beating you or get deported. to help women out of that disgusting and dangerous trap, there is a program by which women who are being abused and whose immigration status depends on being married to their abuser, those women can in a low-key way without tipping off the guy who is beating them, they can apply for legal immigration status in this country that's unconnected to the abusive husband. it is a special visa program under the violence against women act. republicans in washington are right to roll that back. the violence against women act was first passed almost 20 years ago. when he was in the senate, vice president joe biden wrote the original bill. it passed with bipartisan support.
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May 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
escaped house arrest is on the way to the united states. chen guangcheng has been seeking protection in the u.s. embassy for a month now. they are here with the latest on that situation. chen guangcheng hur yoiedly taken from the hospital. he and his wife and two children are aboard united airlines flight 88 as we speak. the flight is scheduled to arrive in newark, new jersey 6:30 eastern time n a written statement, state department spokesmen said we can confirm that chen guangcheng and his wife and two children departed china and are on en route to the united states and he will pursue studies in the american university. we are looking forward to his arrival in the united states later today and express the appreciation in which we resolved the matter and support mr. chen's desire to study in the united states. >> his departure harks the conclusion. he did not get passports or inform them of the details until they got to the airport. he was not happy about leave worried about retaliation against his extended family back home. guangcheng got recognition for the disabled and fighting ab
May 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
garbage from halfway around the world. from japan, from puck she ma in the united states. my childhood sweetheart. a man that all of you know is "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, dive bombing the carcass. it's just an image that makes me think of the field growing up, dead deer, entrails everywhere, buzzards coming in with their ugly little red bobbles. that's what it looks like for facebook. at least three lawsuits filed in connection to the facebook ipo. plus investigations by the securities and exchange commission and the massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth. of course, public embarrassment. headlines like these on the front pages. the best one today went to cnn money. bumpy start just got a little worse. inside facebook's fumble was from "the wall street journal" and "the washington post" called it a debacle. here's where the stock closed today, at $32 a share. down $10 from where it opened on ipo morning at $42. that means it's lost a quarter of its value since it opened. that is pretty stunning. and you say how? how could one of the most anticipated off
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May 24, 2012 10:00am PDT
in washington on this developing story trying to answer the questions about whether the united states should have done more on this man's behalf at the top of our next hour. >>> fox news alert coming in now on some new documents we have our hands on that are raising new questions about the relationship between george zimmer and the police department in sanford, florida. zimmerman stands charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. he claims, zimmerman does, that he was under attack and that he was acting in self-defense. sanford police were widely criticized for how they handled this investigation. among other things, they did not test his blood alcohol content although they did test trayvon martin, and now we're learning more about the relationship between zimmerman and that very same police department. trace gallagher live in our west coast newsroom with more. trace? >> reporter: and, megyn, before sanford police chief bill lee resigned because of the accusations that his department mishandled the trayvon martin shooting, chief lee said that he did no
May 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
nearly a year and a half of slaughter, it's far past time for the united states to begin to lead. the united states should work with partners to organize and arm syrian opposition groups to defend themselves. the bloodshed makes clear our goal must be a new syrian government that contributes to peace in the middle east and represents the brave syrian people. we can stop there for a moment. you know what -- >> the chairman of the joint chiefs was on cnn yesterday as well. i think this is the president, not because of what john mccain is saying or what mitt romney is saying but because he knows, i believe, it is time to let assad know that time for talking is over. military action may be around the corner. this is what the chairman of the joint chief said on sunday. >> my job is to provide the chief with options. i think the military option should be considered. i think -- but, my preference, of course, always, as a senior military leader would be the international community could find ways of increasing the pressure on asaid to do the right thing and step aside. >> you have the ch
May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
not having to rely on the ruian space program after retiring our own fleet. >> the united states will once again be in the lead, will be providing our own vehicles to take our own astronauts and cargo to the international space station. >>> the u.s. is losing its top diplomat in afghanistan. ryan crockler step down this summer. news of that dpareur comes hours after the conclusion of the nato summit in chicago which produced a formal agreement on the nato withdrawal from afghanistan. there was no deal on getting pakistan to reopen supply routes into afghanistan. >>> 43 catholic groups suing president obama over contraception. the university of notre dame and the archdiocese of new york are hoping to block the law that requires hem to provide contraception coverage. catholic groups say the revision doesn't go far enough and the law violates separate of church and state. >>> a dumb guy in a wig trying to rob a casino. police say he tried to pepper spray a blackjack dealer and grab $115,000 in chips at the bellagio in vegas. police say casino staff wrestled him down. his wig and sunglasses fe
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May 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
some choice words for the commander-in-chief. >> first they say, you're dead broke, the united states of america, you can do anything you want, go for it. then you go for it and then you make it and everybody is like. [bleep] you just said go for it. megyn: fox news alert as mitt romney picks up new support from mr. 999 himself. herman cain expected to throw his support behind the presumptive g.o.p. nominee. this is not a big surprise. mr. cain you will remember was a candidate himself. we expect to have the announcement shortly. we'll bring it to you when we have it. new fallout today following comments president obama made during an interview on abc's the view. when asked to predict how close the white house race will be in november the president said this -- >> now you've officially kicked off your campaign for a second term. it was tight with john mccain back in 2008, so how tight do you think it's going to be with mitt romney. >> when your name is barack obama it's always tight. [applause] [laughter] >> barack hussein obama. megyn: joining me now money cake crowley. a radio talk
May 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
reports of government troops shelling rebel held areas this morning. >> the united states and nine other nations expelled syrian diplomats from their capitals. >> we do not believe that further militarization of the situation in syria at this point is the right course of action. >> thunderstorms delivered damaging hail to the oklahoma city area overnight. >> storms knocked out power to more than 60,000 people. >> facebook stock closed below $30, down 24% from its opening price. >> all this damn time, i got to try to figure out how to provide for my people. >> going back near the wall. he's got it. >> are you matt damon? >> i'm the [ bleep ] quarterback, moron. >> ever meet annoying kids? >> i got a whole bunch of kids. >> one night only. one hour only. regis and dave. >> get ahold of yourself. >> and that matters. >> all these years later he's still chasing that sound and searching for a little bit of truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >> is it hard to raise a kid around biden. i would assume that he's the uncle that comes over and you brought some guns. that kind of thing. captioning fund
May 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
him over the top. we'll ask former defense second donald rumsfeld what the united states should do to end the blood shed in syria. >>> i'm erica hill. a newly discovered video could finally solve the mystery behind a newlywed's cruise ship disappearance. >>> facebook fallout as the stock drops again. >>> i'm gayle king. gold sellers beware. an investigation shows you may not be getting the best price for your music. >>> and chely wright on the price she paid for coming out. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> this man is out of ideas, he's out of excuses. in november we'll make sure and vote him out of office. >> mitt romney takes texas, clinching the gop nomination. >> he's under fire for holding a fund-raiser in las vegas with donald trump. >> who is making headlines, again questioning president obama's citizenship. >> there are many people that don't agree with that birth certificate. they don't think it's authentic. >> i found that whole hawaii thing pretty implausible. >> the word for hello is the same for good-bye. [ bleep ]. >> in sy
May 31, 2012 11:00am EDT
on that area of the united states, the federal courts that cover that area of the united states. it's a very, very important precedent that will be looked at by courts around the united states and there are at least seven other lawsuits pending, challenging the doma act. this is a very important precedent. >> this also makes it more likely that it could move its way up to the supreme court, yes? >> absolutely yes. because what the supreme court likes to do, especially when dealing with controversial issues, is to basically allow the lower courts to resolve it and come up with different solutions and then the supreme court, you know, hands down a decision for the entire country. >> and now you mentioned seven other existing cases? >> yes. i was just -- as i was reading the decision of the court in massachusetts, i was looking, yes. there are right now, as i count it, there are eight prominent defense of marriage act cases pending around the united states, and this was considered to be one of the most important ones, but there's one in new york, the southern district of new york, there's one i
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May 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
repeatedly he believes president obama was born in the united states. the democrats can talk about donald trump all they want. mitt romney is going to talk about jobs and how we can get our economy moving again. trump, meantime, thinks romney should embrace the issue. here's what he said to greta van suster susteren. >> i think it's a great issue for mitt romney but he might not think that way and we certainly can disagree on that. we don't talk about that issue, by the way, we talk about jobs. we talk about lots of other things. >> the president, of course, has released his original birth certificate and the state of hawaii recently reaffirmed that obama was born in honolulu. back to you guys. >> thanks so much. check back in with you later on. now to other headlines and another long time incumbent being ousted by voters. democratic texas congressman losing now his party's primary last night. he served in the house since 1997 and tried touting his endorsements from president obama and former president bill clinton. reyes is the sixth veteran member to go down this year. he outspent his
May 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the weekend. today the united states and nine other nations expelled syrian diplomats from their capitals. the u.n.'s lead negotiator met with the syrian dictator today and warned that syria has reached a tipping point. the family of bashir al assad has ruled syria for 42 years. last year a mass uprising started against him. assad has used his army to shell entire neighborhoods, and that's how saturday's atrocities started. it's what happened next that makes it the worst war crime yet in the 15-month-old civil war. ( gunfire ) that's the artillery barrage in a civilian neighborhood outside the city of houla close to the center of the anti-assad uprising. u.n. observers in syria report that about 20 people were killed by assad's artillery, but the massacre came later, at much closer range. we have nothing to show you but the victims. they were shot or stabbed in their homes. the u.n. suspects that the killers were part of a brutal force of pro-dictatorship thugs called the shabia. neighbors carried adults in blankets and children above their heads to a trench near the town. when the killin
May 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
, strong job of pointing out to donald trump that, yes, barack obama was born in the united states, and you're not looking at the facts. this is what we're talking about. newt gingrich, former house speaker who was romney's rival, came out last night. he spoke to cameras and said this is not a distraction for republicans. take a look at what gingrich said. >> i think donald trump said what he said because he thinks it's the right thing for him to say? >> do you think it's racist? >> no. i think that obama creates very powerful emotions about him, largely because of the radicalism of his views. >> you know, i was looking at the full report, ashleigh, from the fund-raiser, and donald trump did not mention the birther issue at all. he attacked dopresident obama f a lot of other things, but the issue of the birth certificate did not come up at that closed fund-raiser last night. >> it's interesting that on his plane mitt romney disavowed the issues and said, i believe obama was born in this country, and it's not an issue for me. last night something else happened, and it looked like he started
May 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
stop them if he wanted. after months of threats, the united states today ordered syria's top diplomat expelled. >> he is no longer welcome in the united states. >> reporter: and germany, britain, france, spain, the netherlands, canada and australia all told syrian diplomats to get out. >> this is the most effective way we've got of sending a message of revulsion of what has happened in syria. >> reporter: as the new video shows assad isn't getting the message. and syrian forces still vastly outgun the opposition. today brian the state department accused iran of aiding and abetting the pro-assad militia. activists say the militia is trained by iran and uses the same tactics that iran employed to crush its own rebellion. >> richard engel starting us off tonight, richard, thanks. >>> now to italy, a deadly 5.8 earthquake shook the region this morning. it was just north west of bologna. an area where another quake struck just over a week ago. and once again, our own jim maceda is there. >> reporter: brian, i'm a few miles from the epicenter of the 5.8 tremor which hit this area earlier th
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May 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
really exceptional the united states of america is. and is not afraid to lead on the basis of that exceptionalism. and that the only thing that people dislike more than unilateral american leadership is no american leadership at all. and she said governor romney can bring that leadership back. she's not just the former secretary of state. she's also a former national security advisor as well under president george w. bush and to get an idea of why republicans care so much about what she says right now, you have to look at a cnn poll from last month that shows condaleeza rice as the top vice presidential pick among republicans and independents who lean to the right. she polled 26% support which is ahead of some other heavy hitters including rick santorum, governor chris christie and senator marco rubio but rice has said in recent months, she's not cut out to be a running mate and she thinks that romney should find somebody who wants to be in elected office. right now, her office, of course, is out at stanford university where she is a professor of political economy in the gr
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May 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
of europe altogether and a growing number of united states companies are feeling the pinch as they are in a mess so european stocks are getting slammed today, growing fears more banks may soon need big bailouts. recently, deposit ors have been pulling money out of banks if droves and it is bringing the economy there to a stand still. retail sales plunging 10 percent last in, market watcher says that could be a worry for us, as well. gary, does it spread here? >>guest: well, it already is. just if the last month, companies as divorce at alcoa and baxter all lowered numbers in a big way, all blamed it on europe. when i see those numbers, spain, 24 percent unemployment, the economic confidence is at three year low has is a huge problem for our multinationals and if profits come down it affects what happens over here. >>neil: when you have a big company like hanes pulling out and others follows suit that makes the minutes worse. they are voting with their feet and getting out. >>guest: well, it is quite indicative. look it is about demand. if there is no demand you do not need
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May 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
as commander and chief they are a threat to the united states. none the less, that strong outrage from the aclu. take a listen it's unlawful because it allow the president to kill people including u.s. citizens far from any theater of war. it is dangerous because it sets a precedent. >> now the president's aids are just as firm in saying this is lawful because we're at war with al qaeda right now. and they believe under international law, the president does have this power. he believes there is a threat to the united states. i spoke to some former bush administration officials today who say they believe that as well. but they find it interesting because they think it's a 180 from where president obama was four years ago. >> ed, the white house seems to be pushing back, too. saying the president's approach is working. >> true. i mean, their case, basically is that it's messy business. the president as a candidate another thing that he promised waged a smarter more effective war on terror. if you look at the raid on usama bin laden, for example, he has taken out not just bin laden but a lot of to
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May 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
a horrendous in, down 6 percent in all the popular averages, a giant tug of war between good united states corporate profits and terrible economic scenarios coming from the e.u. and our own faltering united states economy, the stock market just ran into a wall after having a great first four months of the area and we just about, in the quite, given back all those moves. >>neil: which is accurate? the market of the last few weeks where a lot of this has been, you know, imploding, or the markets, the prior weeks before that? >>guest: were it is the whole month of may. i don't know what the number of updates we have had, up days compared to down days but the whole in of may has been very negative and no reason to believe that juan will be different because there is nothing on the horizon for the bulls or investors in general to hang their hats on. you can see it in the treasuries. the interest rates are at record 50 and 60 and 70 year lows. this ising if more than a negative vote for equities. >>neil: it is damning for people that country inflation, accepting nothing on the money but to risk
May 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
of the united states. -- of the university. and he said in one email, isn't one of the alleged rape victims, is she violating the code of conduct in any way by publicly talking about this rape? and that's one that stuck out the most. and there's another in which he's talking about -- they are using the word gang rape to describe what happened to some of these women. and he says, why aren't we using the term "date rape" instead? >> when you started to read these emails, what was your -- what did you think about this? and you had obviously realized you were onto something that a lot of people had assumed for quite some time. >> right. there's been issues with the football players. you know, i went to campus last month, and a lot of the people around campus are saying, there's a sense of swagger about this football team that they are kind of untouchable. and some people get the feeling that the university is trying to protect them. and the feeling i get is that the university is desperate to shape the image of these sexual assault allegations. like many universities, they have been trying to r
May 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
their respect. i spoke with one man, and he is not native to the united states, and he is an immigrant. he said it's a tradition for him to bring his son here every year. they live in michigan, and they made the trip here to washington, d.c., and he said he did it just simply because it's the least he could do. i thought about and he thinks about those service members that travel from their homes right here in the u.s. to go abroad to fight those wars and some of them unfortunately never came back, and so that father and son saying it's the least they could do on this memorial day. >> rene, as we continue to watch, the president is ted to have just arrived. we are going to watch for him to go towards the tomb of the unknowns. he will lay the wreath here. this is a tradition that dates back so many years. what is more incredible perhaps, is memorial day was first observed back in 1868, and it was called decoration day back then. it was a day that was set aside to honor those who were killed in the united states civil war. 600,000 people killed in the civil war. back in 1868, that's when the firs
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